Cleveland Clinic Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute To Receive $1 Million From J.B. Hunt

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Marc Gillinov, M.D., performs minimally invasive valve surgery.

Cleveland Clinic’s Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute was awarded $1 million from J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. to support construction of robotic operating suites, to be completed by 2020.

In appreciation of this generous gift, Cleveland Clinic will name the room for J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Cleveland Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Institute has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the nation’s No. 1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery for 24 consecutive years.

“Having just completed American Heart Month, we are reminded of the significance that top-rated institutions like Cleveland Clinic have on creating a better tomorrow for our communities,” said John Roberts, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt. “We are excited that these new robotic suites will advance the opportunities available to patients, their families, and others seeking best-in-class medical treatment.”

“We are extremely grateful for J.B. Hunt’s generosity and our many donors who allow us to continue our research mission to improve the care of our patients.” said Marc Gillinov, M.D., Cleveland Clinic chair of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery and the Judith Dion Pyle Chair in Heart Valve Research. “Robotic surgery represents a major advancement in cardiac treatment.  Patients are able to experience shorter hospital stays and generally faster recovery periods.”

J.B. Hunt is one of the largest providers of transportation and logistics services in North America. With more than 57 years of experience, the company is an established leader in the industry for its commitment to safety and technology. Many J.B. Hunt employees have received care through Cleveland Clinic’s multiple Centers of Excellence, and the new facility will advance the opportunities available to them and their families.

The Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute is a comprehensive center, with more than 200 physicians and 1,000 nurses, that addresses a vast spectrum of conditions through its three broad departments — cardiovascular medicine, thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, and vascular surgery. Patient needs are met through a structure of 12 umbrellas for various conditions under which 45 specialized centers are organized to foster collaborative, innovative approaches to care and advance research initiatives to improve patient outcomes.

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